This Spring, Norte Maar brings forth CounterPointe 5; a collaboration between 6 female dance makers and 6 visual artists. The performances will take place at downtown Brooklyn’s Actors Fund Arts Center from April 7-9.
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This Spring Norte Maar’s 4th Annual CounterPointe Series is all about collaboration with the work of seven female dance makers paired with seven visual artists on stage April 8-10 in downtown Brooklyn’s Actors Fund Arts Center.
Coming this April, Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe, the annual curated performance series featuring women choreographers making new work on pointe. CounterPointe is an annual performance series dedicated to presenting the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that shows a depth of investment in ballet by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe. Investigating new and old territory the series highlights new work, opening up discussion, and creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to take risks.
This week when Brooklyn Ballet takes to the stage for its spring season, two Norte Maar artists have collaborated with resident choreographer, Julia K. Gleich to create two new works on the company.
We are so proud! This year when Brooklyn Ballet takes to the stage for its spring season, one detail will be quite different than years past. For the first time in the company’s history, Brooklyn Ballet will feature resident choreographer: the London-based New Yorker, Julia K. Gleich.
Read the excerpts from transcript a riveting post performance discussion following the November 2, 2013, Counterpointe program at The Actors Fund Arts Center. Moderated by Karole Armitage of Armitage GONE! Dance the discussion featured Lynn Parkerson (Brooklyn Ballet), Julia Gleich (Gleich Dances), Nikki Hefko, Eryn Renee Young (XAOC Contemporary Ballet), Morgan McEwen (MorDance) and Sam Grymont (Arch Contemporary Ballet).
Norte Maar talks with Lynn Parkerson, founder of Brooklyn Ballet, about her life in the dance world and the upcoming performance at Dance at Socrates (Socrates Sculpture Park, August 10 at 3pm).
Hear the word vector, and an illustration from an old geometry textbook may come to mind. But instead imagine this: what if rather than slicing across paper, a vector emerged from within a body? What if instead of being flat and solitary, that vector manifested itself in different bodies with various histories of movement, how would that line be carried into three-dimensional space?
This is precisely what choreographer Julia K. Gleich and producer Lynn Parkerson intended to explore in Quilt, which will premiere at Brooklyn Ballet’s 2013 season titled In 4D, February 28-March 10 at the Actors Fund Arts Center. Quilt is a transatlantic collaboration between the two choreographers, the former living in London, the latter here in Brooklyn. Their collaboration began after Parkerson, the artistic director of the Brooklyn Ballet, expressed interest in Gleich’s studies into a vector-based system for creating dance.
Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) continue their exhaustive Cage Transmitted Series celebrating the centennial of John Cage, this time in collaboration with the National Academy Museum and with a durational dance performance titled Cage on Vinyl on Marley.
This historic event features a number of New York City’s great dancers and choreographers performing to vinyl recordings of John Cage’s music. The performance will be held in the National Academy Museum’s main gallery on the second floor, which currently showcases John Cage: The Sight of Silence.
Norte Maar in collaboration with Brooklyn Ballet presents CounterPointe a new performance series featuring emerging and established women choreographers making new work on pointe. Series will run three nights at The Actors Fund Arts Center (160 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY), Fri, Sept 28 + Sat, Sept 29 at 7:30pm and Sun, Sept 30 at 4pm. General admission: $20 / students+seniors $15.
CounterPointe, is dedicated to presenting the latest experimental, innovative, risk-taking choreography that shows a depth of investment in ballet by women dance makers working with the pointe shoe. In response to the continual neglect of representation of women ballet choreographers in major ballet companies (notably, the Royal Ballet has not commissioned a work from a female choreographer for the Opera House stage since 1999) this series offers a performances ripe with the latest curated works by women who make dances with the pointe shoe.
Investigating new and old territory the series highlights new work, opening up discussion, and creating a forum for women, young or old, emerging or established, to take risks.
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